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5th Oct '17 10:49:20 AM NWolfman
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* The TropeNamer is ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''. The Giant is a huge robot who arrives to Earth from outer space. He has all kinds of weapons and presumably was designed as a vanguard unit for planetary invasions. However, he's injured upon arrival and becomes amnesiac, so he develops a childlike and innocent persona. [[spoiler:After rescuing two boys from falling,]] the Giant quotes this trope word for word.

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* The TropeNamer is ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''.''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', the plot of which has been summed up by [[Creator/BradBird it's director]] as "what if a gun had a soul but didn't want to be a gun?". The Giant is a huge robot who arrives to Earth from outer space. He has all kinds of weapons and presumably was designed as a vanguard unit for planetary invasions. However, he's injured upon arrival and becomes amnesiac, so he develops a childlike and innocent persona. [[spoiler:After rescuing two boys from falling,]] the Giant quotes this trope word for word.
17th Sep '17 5:29:39 PM nombretomado
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* Sort of done with ArthurCClarke's short story "The Pacifist" (one of the Tales from the White Hart): It involves a (fictional) [[TheFifties Fifties]] secret US military project, Project Clausewitz, to build a computer (called Karl) that could analyze any battle's starting conditions and perfectly predict the result. However, the general in charge of the project insults the lead scientist, who hard-wires Karl into delivering insults to the general every time a battle is input, but still doing pure math just fine. It's only "sort of" this trope because Karl is not an AI: he's a dumb 50s computer. The effect, however, is the same.

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* Sort of done with ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's short story "The Pacifist" (one of the Tales from the White Hart): It involves a (fictional) [[TheFifties Fifties]] secret US military project, Project Clausewitz, to build a computer (called Karl) that could analyze any battle's starting conditions and perfectly predict the result. However, the general in charge of the project insults the lead scientist, who hard-wires Karl into delivering insults to the general every time a battle is input, but still doing pure math just fine. It's only "sort of" this trope because Karl is not an AI: he's a dumb 50s computer. The effect, however, is the same.
17th Sep '17 12:57:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' does a [[TropesAreFlexible magical version]] of this with its many {{Youkai}} characters. Youkai by definition are "those who oppose humanity" and born from fear of the unknown. They tend to have a specific "purpose" that they were born to fulfill, most commonly to antagonize humans. Not all of them ''want'' to though, despite the risk of death or worse for being forgotten after abandoning their "purpose". Byakuren's Buddhist temple was created to help youkai either find a new purpose or simply come to terms with non-existence. Of course, most of the younger ones don't even know they have a purpose or why they should care.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' does a [[TropesAreFlexible [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible magical version]] of this with its many {{Youkai}} characters. Youkai by definition are "those who oppose humanity" and born from fear of the unknown. They tend to have a specific "purpose" that they were born to fulfill, most commonly to antagonize humans. Not all of them ''want'' to though, despite the risk of death or worse for being forgotten after abandoning their "purpose". Byakuren's Buddhist temple was created to help youkai either find a new purpose or simply come to terms with non-existence. Of course, most of the younger ones don't even know they have a purpose or why they should care.
6th Jul '17 10:33:37 AM Scarab
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* Cassandra Cain, the second [[Batgirl]], has this too. She was trained by her assassin father to a punishing routine from literally birth, taught to read body language like speech, while never learning to write or read. By the time she's seven years old she is capable of murdering a man with her bare hands... but when she does, her skills at understanding body language means she has an almost empathic awareness of what her victim was thinking in his last moment - the sheer terror of his death horrifies her and she spends the rest of her life alternately learning and being taught that she is not simply a weapon.
14th Apr '17 8:05:18 PM Landis
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Bastion can be considered this. Specifically they were built for the [[spoiler: Omnic War as an assault unit and has old programming telling them to continue the assault on a nearby city. They don't.]] They join Overwatch as a peace-keeping force.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Bastion can be considered this. Specifically they were built for the [[spoiler: Omnic War as an assault unit and has old programming telling them to continue the assault on a nearby city. They don't.]] They join Overwatch as a peace-keeping force.were last seen (as of the comic "Binary") in the wilds of Norway, [[spoiler: being mentored by Torbjorn.]]
27th Feb '17 12:30:05 AM BattleMaster
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* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' fear of this is why the Tachikoma are regularly synced to prevent them from becoming truly sapient. Latterly, the approach of treating them as teammates instead of tools is used instead.

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* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' fear of this is why the Tachikoma are regularly synced to prevent them from becoming truly sapient. Latterly, Later, the approach of treating them as teammates instead of tools is used instead.instead. They never actually express any issues with being used for combat, probably in part because they develop emotional attachments to the crew of Section Nine and want to protect them.
14th Feb '17 6:54:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Rodney Mckay creates Fran, a humanoid Replicator programmed as a weapon in a grandiose plan to destroy the other Replicators. Rodney and the rest of the crew are [[GenreSavvy fairly uncomfortable]] with this, but Fran explains she is not only resigned to her status, but actually associates her happiness with being able to fulfill her primary function.

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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Rodney Mckay creates Fran, a humanoid Replicator programmed as a weapon in a grandiose plan to destroy the other Replicators. Rodney and the rest of the crew are [[GenreSavvy fairly uncomfortable]] uncomfortable with this, but Fran explains she is not only resigned to her status, but actually associates her happiness with being able to fulfill her primary function.



* Parodied with Cuddles the Annihilator from the ''A.C.E. Agents'' roleplaying game. His creators, a group of superheroes, were GenreSavvy enough to realize all robots sooner or later [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn against their masters]]. On the other hand, they not only still built him and called him "The Annihilator", they were WrongGenreSavvy: he turned out to be this trope instead of wanting to destroy humanity. Cuddles, as he rechristened himself, has no qualms about using violence to stop violence, and the fact that he has painted his gunmetal gray body with flowers or is described as "prancing" doesn't mean he isn't dangerous. He's just a bit silly, but it is a silly game.

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* Parodied with Cuddles the Annihilator from the ''A.C.E. Agents'' roleplaying game. His creators, a group of superheroes, were GenreSavvy enough to realize realized all robots sooner or later [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn against their masters]]. On the other hand, they not only still built him and called him "The Annihilator", they were WrongGenreSavvy: he turned out to be this trope instead of wanting to destroy humanity. Cuddles, as he rechristened himself, has no qualms about using violence to stop violence, and the fact that he has painted his gunmetal gray body with flowers or is described as "prancing" doesn't mean he isn't dangerous. He's just a bit silly, but it is a silly game.
19th Jan '17 11:31:33 AM Willbyr
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* The different cyborgs in ''Main/DragonBall'' could qualify for this trope, especially Android 8 (a.k.a. C-8, Hat-chan, Franky, etc.), a combat robot built by the Red Ribbon Army, who is willing to be detonated rather than fighting for them.

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* The different cyborgs in ''Main/DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' could qualify for this trope, especially Android 8 (a.k.a. C-8, Hat-chan, Franky, etc.), a combat robot built by the Red Ribbon Army, who is willing to be detonated rather than fighting for them.
12th Dec '16 1:08:06 PM purplequeen15
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*[[Music/TheMegas The Megas]] play with this trope by discussing and deconstructing what it means to build a robot to fight.
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26th Aug '16 10:31:29 PM otakon17
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Bastion can be considered this. Specifically they were built for the [[spoiler: Omnic War as an assault unit and has old programming telling them to continue the assault on a nearby city. They don't.]] They join Overwatch as a peace-keeping force.
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